My family has been using this app since my kids were in middle school. My daughter is now a senior in college. I can’t believe there are any bad reviews about this app. I am grateful for Life360 for so many reasons.
1. My son is a type one diabetic in middle school it was an hour bus ride. He left home and came home while I was at work. Life360 automatically pinged me every day when he made it to school and arrived at home. I knew he was safe.
2. One day my son’s school bus broke down the driver alerted the kids it would be a few hours before they could get the bus up and running. His blood sugar levels would have dropped by the time they could get another bus out there. Thanks to Life360 I knew exactly where they were, after contacting the school I was off to pick up my son using the Life360 directions. Crisis averted.
3. Another time my daughter’s car broke down and she was stranded off a dirt road, no street signs to tell her where she was. She called me and I told her to stay in the car, after calling road side assistance I was able to locate my daughter using Life360’s direction guide to get straight to her. I was so grateful. Without this app I would be have been worried out of my mind trying to figure out where she was. I can’t even begin to express the peace of mind I had being able to see exactly where she was.
4. My daughter has traveled to places abroad to including Columbia, Mexico and Cuba. Life360 would ping me every time she arrived safely to the hotel she was staying. When on vacation no one wants to check in every single time. Life360 did it for her. I didn’t have to call every night to ask if she was ok and she didn’t have to call and tell me she was. Life360 did all the work.
5. As for the hubby and myself we have locations pinned on our map, Life360 let’s us know if we have left work and how close we are to the supermarket, pharmacy, post office etc. This determines if we send a quick text for one of us to run an errand after work.
So please stop hating on the app. Use it for the wonderful uses it provides. It offers so much. It’s the very first app we download when we get a new phone.
Thank You Life360 for our family circle.
Hello, i want to start off by saying that i have nothing against life360 and i was satisfied with the app until yesterday.The concept of the app is great but the crash detection feature needs tweaking. Last night, September 20th around 10pm me and 2 other colleagues in the same vehicle got into an accident with another woman. The problem with crash detection is the fact that if your phone is under a certain percentage of battery it turns off crash detection and won’t notify the group that you literally just got into a collision. Life360 notifying my friends could’ve been the difference between life or death in this situation. My phone was at 3% during the time of collision, it took me a couple minutes to get the other woman out of the car so i can assist her and by the the time i finished, my phone was out of battery. During those few minutes i was helping the woman my friends should’ve been alerted and should’ve been suggested to call the authorities. If it wasn’t for a random passerby the authorities would’ve never been able to aid after the accident. Please devs, take my feedback into consideration and figure out a way to bypass this.
It has a lot of good features, like the battery percentage and how it shows you if somebody turns off their location altogether, but there’s way too many hacks. 1- turn off background app refresh/ cellular data for the app and it wont notify anyone and the location wont update. 2- turn off “precise location” for the app it wont be as accurate. 3- offload the app in storage and the location wont update no notification. the only way you’re notified somebody turned their map off is by turning location services off. and sometimes when their battery is low it wont even update with all of those turned on. just very glitchy. when it’s working it’s very accurate tho. i just think those other things in settings should also notify you that they turned them off. i think it should go another extra mile to ensure nobody turned their location off, but i also do think parents shouldn’t use this to track kids. that’s super invasive. me and my bf use this to track each other which is different.
Look, this app isn't horrible but my Grandpa is obsessed with it, he tracks my every freaking move and if it says i went into the neighbors yard he questions me about it, i have gave him no reason to not trust me, i follow his rules and i downloaded this for my parents, he invited himself into it. Its overbearing how much I have to listen to him talk about this app, he spends his whole life on it. It's causing problems for me and him and his wife and him. He does it with a friend who's like family too and he's OBSESSED. he asks me if i know their every move every time something is off. I just believe there should be limits and i trust me we've all tried to talk to him about this problem but he just won't get it through his head that he's addicted to this app. I'm just tired of it and its not the apps fault, i just need a way to rant
I have been paying for this app for several years now and in the last year, the reliability of actual location has been terrible. I can be watching a football game at my home, for several hours, and randomly my family members will get alerts that I just arrived somewhere miles away from my home.
This also happens on all devices in our family, so we’ve confirmed that it’s not a device issue, but an app quality issue.
I’ve already canceled my annual subscription and unfortunately I’ve paid for an entire year and won’t be able to receive the value that I’ve paid for.
I highly recommend considering another app before giving this one a shot.
In addition, now their actually trying to add privacy security options to the app. I’d recommend that they get the primary use of the app mastered before attempting another value add to the product.
Just as another person wrote. The app was very accurate and helpful. Not it no longer tracks as it used to. It will show my kid at home when he is not. It will have him arrive at a location well after he has arrived. It used to have really good real-time functionality, but right now is acting just as good or worse that find my iPhone/Friends. They need to update or fix the glitches to where the app functions as it did before. I’ve been pretty disappointed lately in it. Yesterday it kept saying my son left school, but then 2 minutes later, showed he had arrived again, then few minutes later do the same thing. I almost called him to see why he had left school in the middle of it, but thankfully quickly realized Life360 was malfunctioning.
It was a good app, but at this current time, is not.
Wouldn’t consider “upgrading” $$ since this app keeps getting dumber and dumber. Today I received a notice that “WiFi improves location accuracy. Notify ***** to turn on WiFi”....... uh, how can you turn on WiFi when you’re driving in your car? Don’t you use cellular? Hmmmm. Since ***** is moving, would you expect them to have access to WiFi?
The accuracy is lacking and it constantly “pauses” the tracking. All phones are up to date on their OS (which is a common suggestion). With all the satellites up there in the heavens you’d think they’d have more, not less, consistency and accuracy. And just plain common sense about WiFi vs cellular usage.
For people that need to be kept on a shorter leash, the home radius is far too large at the smallest setting. 250 ft?? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. Let’s do 50 feet or 75 feet as the smallest radius.
Update: I took away a star because I can no longer see when people arrive or leave. There’s an error and it won’t let me save to get notifications. I preferred it when getting notifications from a place was automatic and preset... Awful downgrade... Used to be great.
Revision to 1 star because I can’t get notified when people arrive/leave. App won’t let me save. It will say “an error occurred.” We’ll be getting a different app.
As a parent paying the yearly subscription for Life360 I'm very frustrated in the service and will cancel after my current subscription is up for renewal.
The administrator (me the parent) should receive an alert when someone within their family circle stops sharing their location.
I’ve read there are many work around for children to trick the Life360 app. Please close these gaps in your app.
I used to get location notifications when my children arrive at school or leave school. Not anymore.
Very disappointed with this app.
First of all I had no problem with this app when maybe I was 9 but now that I’m growing up I don’t want to be constantly monitored by my parents and to make it even worse the tracking is terrible it not even that accurate and another annoying thing about the app is every time I go on the app I keep constantly getting do you want to get a subscription plan even though I’m not remotely interested please delete the app it’s a garbage fire of a app that causes more harm then good wish I could give 0 stars